About Azores

The Azores: A Land of Natural Wonders and a Fishing Paradise!

Come with us to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean for an unforgettable fishing experience!

The Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal, consists of nine islands 1,000 miles west of mainland Portugal in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. These islands offer a unique blend of volcanic landscapes, diverse marine life, and rich cultural experiences. Accessible by air, the Azores are a sought-after destination for travelers seeking adventure, natural beauty and fishing.

Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a novice eager to cast a line into the Atlantic waters, the Azores offer a unique and rewarding fishing experience. The seamounts serve as aggregation points for migratory species from the open ocean, such as tuna, marlin, cetaceans or turtles, connecting the deep sea to the sea surface. Being a crossing point for gulf currents, there is an abundance of blue jack mackerel, mackerel, squid (being food for huge blue marlin and white marlin), as well as Indian mackerel, dolphinfish, blue devil, among other species of tuna and sharks.

According to the international website BillfishReport, in 2021, 2022 and 2023 the Azores reached the top of the ranking of the best places in the world to catch large Blue Marlin.

World-Class Big Game Fishing: The Azores are renowned for their exceptional big game fishing opportunities. The deep offshore waters are home to some of the most sought-after game fish, attracting anglers from around the world. The chance to hook into massive blue marlin or powerful tuna in the deep blue Atlantic waters is an experience that avid anglers cherish.

Picture yourself on a fishing charter with the stunning volcanic landscapes of the Azores as your backdrop as you depart, with lush green hills and deep blue ocean. The Azores offer not only great fishing but also an immersive and visually striking environment.

With more than 20 species of whales and dolphins calling these waters home, the Azores have become one of the world’s premier whale-watching destinations. You may see whales when fishing if lucky!

The islands host a variety of unique flora and fauna, some of which are found nowhere else on Earth.

Green Paradise: The Azores boast an abundance of greenery, earning them the nickname “Green Islands.” The diverse landscapes, ranging from dense forests to rolling hills, create a visual feast for nature lovers.

  1. Hot Springs and Thermal Pools: Places such as the Terra Nostra Park on São Miguel, provide visitors with the opportunity to soak in warm, mineral-rich waters amidst lush surroundings— bring a bathing suit and jump in for an experience that blends relaxation with the wonders of nature as we’re going there!
  2. Unique Local Culture: The Azorean culture reflects a rich blend of Portuguese heritage and unique island traditions. From the traditional music and folklore to the local cuisine, including the famed Cozido das Furnas—a slow-cooked stew using the natural heat of volcanic steam—the islands offer a taste of authenticity that is both charming and distinct. The locals are known for their friendliness. 

The language spoken is Portuguese however many locals speak English.